Economics (IBES)

The economics part of the IBES focuses on empirical economics research. Its activities and studies cover a wide spectrum of topics, including labour market economics, educational economics, monetary and currency policy, health economics, macroeconomics, econometrics of international trade and experimental economics research. There is enormous potential in its collaboration with the RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, especially in the key research areas of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS ECon) and in the healthcare sector. The members of the economics research group regularly publish articles in specialist journals, such as Demography, Econometrics Reviews, Econometric Theory, Economica, European Economic Review, Health Economics, International Economic Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Financial Econometrics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of the European Economic Association, Labour Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and PLOS ONE. Their output consistently earns the Faculty excellent positions in scientific rankings. According to the latest Handelsblatt Ranking of 2019, the University of Duisburg-Essen is one of the top 25 universities in Germany and the German-speaking region in the field of economics. This corresponds to rank 12 in Germany. Its economics researchers are highly successful in acquiring competitive external funding for its projects on a regular basis. While the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is the most frequent sponsor, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the European Commission are also important contributors.